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February 2023

1 Feb

Now Available: Azure Databricks is generally available in China North 3

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Databricks is now generally available in China North 3. 

  • Azure Databricks
  • Regions & Datacenters

January 2023

18 Jan

Azure Machine Learning - Generally availability updates for January 2023

NOW AVAILABLE

New features in GA include the ability to place customized tags, search for machine learning assets, isolate network for managed online endpoints, build custom metrics views, and simplify data security. 

  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Features
11 Jan

General Availability: AzAcSnap 7 — Azure Application Consistent Snapshot tool updates

NOW AVAILABLE

AzAcSnap Version 7 Release

  • Azure NetApp Files
  • SDK and Tools
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Features
10 Jan

Public preview: Azure Synapse Runtime for Apache Spark 3.3

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now create Azure Synapse Runtime for Apache Spark 3.3. The essential changes include features which come from upgrading Apache Spark to version 3.3.1, and upgrading Delta Lake.

  • Features
9 Jan

Azure VM backup: General availability updates for Dec, 2022

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure VM backup now takes a SQL COPY_ONLY_FULL snapshots in SQL Virtual machines to avoid reset of Log sequence numbers and reduce snapshot delays

  • Azure Backup
  • Services
  • Management

December 2022

14 Dec

General availability: JSON support in Azure Cache for Redis Enterprise tiers

NOW AVAILABLE

Gain powerful tools for working with JSON formatted data in Azure Cache for Redis through the RedisJSON module.

  • Azure Cache for Redis
  • Features
8 Dec

Generally available: Software inventory & agentless dependency analysis generally available with Azure Migrate

NOW AVAILABLE

Now generally available for Hyper-V virtual machines and bare-metal servers

  • Management
  • Features

November 2022

30 Nov

Public preview: Azure SQL Trigger for Azure Functions

IN PREVIEW

You can now build application logic in azure function apps which can be driven by the data from Azure SQL database.

  • Azure Container Apps
  • Features
30 Nov

Public preview: Azure HX series and HBv4 series virtual machines

IN PREVIEW

Perfect for a range of HPC workloads, these new virtual machines series can give you a significant performance boost over our previous HB generation series.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Pricing & Offerings
30 Nov

General Availability of Cross Zonal Restore of Azure Virtual Machines from Azure Backup

NOW AVAILABLE

Cross Zonal Restore for Azure Virtual Machines helps to restore to any zone of your choice.

  • Azure Backup
  • Management
  • Features
22 Nov

Public preview: Cross Subscription Restore for Azure Virtual Machines

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q4 2022

Cross Subscription Restore for Azure Virtual Machines is provides flexibility to choose any subscription during restore.

  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
16 Nov

General availability: Arm-based VMs now available in four additional Azure regions

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Arm-based VMs are now available in four more regions.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Regions & Datacenters
16 Nov

General availability: DR secondary free with SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines

NOW AVAILABLE

Optimise business costs by licensing your Disaster Recovery secondary for free with SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines.

  • SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Features
14 Nov

General availability: Bot Manager Rule Set 1.0 on regional Web Application Firewall

NOW AVAILABLE

This rule set provides you enhanced protection against bots and provides granular control over bots detected by WAF by categorizing bot traffic as good, bad, or unknown bots.

  • Web Application Firewall
  • Application Gateway
  • Security
  • Features
14 Nov

Public preview: Use Azure Quota REST APIs to manage service limits (quotas)

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q4 2022

Use Azure REST Quota APIs to manage the service limits (quotas) for Azure VMs, HPC Cache, Purview services and networking.

  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Services
9 Nov

Azure Machine Learning – Public preview updates for November 2022

IN PREVIEW

New public preview features include reading Delta Lakes in fewer steps, debugging and monitoring training jobs, and performing data wrangling.

  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Features
9 Nov

General availability: New cost recommendations for Virtual Machine Scale Sets

NOW AVAILABLE

You can use new cost recommendations for Virtual Machine Scale Sets for optimisation.

  • Azure Advisor
  • Management
8 Nov

Generally available: Block domain-fronting behaviour on newly created customer resources

NOW AVAILABLE

All newly created Azure Front Door, Azure Front Door (classic) or Azure CDN Standard from Microsoft (classic) resources will block any HTTP request that exhibits domain-fronting behaviour.

  • Azure Front Door (classic)
  • Azure Front Door
  • Content Delivery Network
  • Security
  • Features
8 Nov

General availability: Virtual machine software reservations

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now save on virtual machine software from third-party publishers by purchasing software reservations.

  • Features
3 Nov

General availability: IoT Hub Service Upgrade

NOW AVAILABLE

All IoT Hubs will be going through a service upgrade between November 2022 and April 2023 with potential effect on your IoT Hub.

  • Azure IoT Hub
  • Services

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